Hoshizaki UK’s technical manager, Stuart Kayes, has been appointed Fellow for the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) – the highest level of membership selectively granted to leaders within the refrigeration industry.
Having worked within the refrigeration sector for more than 25 years – including a decade with Hoshizaki – Mr Kayes has successfully demonstrated his long-term involvement in the sector in addition to his impressive theoretical and practical skill to IOR.
As well as his extensive length of service, list of technical qualifications and proven skill, the IOR was impressed by Mr Kayes’ involvement with various initiatives which fall outside of his role as technical manager for Hoshizaki UK.
For example, he has been heavily involved in promoting various initiatives surrounding World Refrigeration Day and Women in Engineering. In order to generate digital World Refrigeration Day exposure, he visited the Gram factory in Denmark and shared an image of an industrial gram ammonia compressor, made in 1960.
Likewise, he was involved in promoting ‘RACHP’ and ‘Woman in Engineering’s’ collaborated ‘100 for 100 campaign’. As a result of this campaign, female membership of the IOR increased by 50%.
Mr Having successfully proven his fellowship suitability via a series of assessments, Mr Kayes said it was an honour to be accepted as a Fellow of IOR having been a member for over 10 years.
“The IOR is a fantastic organisation which I feel a close infinity too, providing members of all ages with the opportunity to share knowledge, raise awareness of key initiatives and most importantly work towards a better future for refrigeration.”
Simon Frost, director of Hoshizaki UK & Ireland, said: “It’s a privilege to be working alongside such a senior member of the IOR, which can only have benefits for both Hoshizaki and our customer base.”